Category Archives: charity

New York City, Homeless Children in the 1870s

The Dangerous Classes of New York and Twenty Years’ Work Among Them, by Charles Loring Brace, free for Kindle. Amazon Reader Review: “This is a most interesting account, and it is rather disheartening to read so much that is still the case today. The writing style is at times the biggest hindrance to reading (it […]

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I’m becoming a one-note singer

Quoting from a friend:  “These kids didn’t choose this life. But we can all choose to do something to impact their lives and the lives of so many other kids in this world just like them. Pray, educate, advocate, donate, host, adopt. Everyone can fall into at least one of these categories. We don’t push […]

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Where Go the Children?

oksana, natasha, tanya Many people think we are crazy for agreeing to host four brothers from an orphanage in Ukraine for 9 weeks this summer. We’re just hosting. Above, I’ve shared the link to a family who are fundraising to host 3 girls- sisters- who are part of a sibling group of 7, and the […]

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Burden Bearing

  A while ago, I read Descent into Hell*, by Inkling Charles Williams.It’s a strange tale reminiscent of the atmosphere in George MacDonald’s Lilith or Phantastes (he was a fellow Inkling w/ C. S. Lewis) It’s about selfishness, love, the reality of the eternal and the spiritual, and, of course, about the ways we descend to […]

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They Have Known Hunger

The above picture shows two of the brothers we hope to host this summer.  On the left is the youngest- then age 7.  On the right is the oldest, then 14.  (They have each had a birthday since their Christmas visit.)  They are in my kitchen eating pudding, because they had each had a tooth […]

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